Jihad Festering in America

A new investigative report reveals that hundreds of Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals residing in the United States — some with dual citizenship, and most students subsisting on government scholarships — have joined ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq during the past three years.

Titled “From American Campuses to ISIS Camps: How Hundreds of Saudis Joined ISIS in the U.S.,” the report — released June 1 by the Washington-D.C.-based think tank, The Institute for Gulf Affairs (IGA) — provides details of the flow of students leaving American institutions of higher learning to fight in the Middle East.

According to a 2016 working paper produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Saudi Arabia is the second-largest source of ISIS fighters from Muslim-majority countries, with an estimated 2,500. If the IGA report is accurate, a whopping 16% of these fighters were in the U.S. when they joined ISIS.

  • Watchman

    In a sane US, a visit by Saudi or Kuwaiti nationals to either Iraq or Syria would mandate a lifetime ban for them or any of their families from visiting the USA. Any existing visas would be cancelled, with the State Department refunding education costs if necessary. That would still be cheaper than maintaining adequate surveillance on these non-US nationals.

    • A ban on all immigration from Muslim states would be the wisest course.

      • Watchman

        Very true, but like Trump you have to start draining the swamp somewhere. I agree that anyone who has visited Syria or Iraq in the last few years (the age of ISIS there) should be permanently banned from the USA (and any other civilised country).

        • Shebel

          Trump had the right idea .
          He just didn’t realize that |Canada had elected an ‘Idiot’ that- has transformed Canada into an incubation, safe space for all the Worlds Terrorists and Rejects.

  • Hard Little Machine

    In a way I sort of don’t care. The odds are that whatever horrendous shit happens it will happen in a true blue democratic sanctuary city. And that’s fine. What’s REALLY the worst that happens? They cover it for 12 minutes and then go back to screaming about Trump? Dead liberals are dead liberals. Fuck em.

  • Dana Garcia

    After 9/11, President George Bush thought it would be a good idea to welcome Saudi students to American colleges so they could absorb some civilization. The Saudi king thought that would be helpful too, so the number of Saudi college students has exploded since then, with the sort of problems one could imagine.

    You can’t find a chart showing the growth over time, but in 2015 there was more than 80,000 Saudis clogging up American schools. We’re lucky they don’t stay here to blow stuff up.


  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Deport all muzzies. Halt muzzie immigration. Take the war to the enemy with utmost ferocity like bombing Iran to rubble.

  • Lightstream

    Deport, deport, deport!!!